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  1. Comment - Letters

    How Chinese words can aid in English learning

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by JOHN AW CALDWELL

    ... to increase the rate and motivation in learning the other language (English). For many years, the second-language acquisition (SLA) theory created a myth that learning another language was the same ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE ANJALI HAZARI

    How to avoid those hazy days of summer

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... learning loss that occurs during the summer months was most acute in factual and procedural learning. Because procedural learning involves the acquisition of a skill through repeated performance ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 5, 2013

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am

    ... and to overcome the clearance and land acquisition questions. On the question of land acquisition, some developers, together with some of the village landowners, have suggested a return to the land ...

  4. US for-profit educator unveils Asian expansion plans

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen One of America's largest for-profit education organisations plans a dramatic expansion of its operations by linking up with universities across Asia and Europe. The announcement by Kaplan follows its purchase last week of the Singapor ...

  5. Strong first-language skills are key to learning second tongue

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It is not uncommon for parents to receive differing advice about how to help their children with language acquisition, so your uncertainty is understandable. More importantly, students themselves often get ...

  6. Talking in tongues pays off

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a master's in Chinese linguistics and language acquisition, as well as an MPhil-PhD articulated programme in linguistics. 'Our programmes emphasise the study of linguistic theories, as well as the integration of theoretical study with issues of language structure, language use and language acquisition, in particular those relevant to the local community and the Asian-Pacific region,' says ...

  7. HK$2m fund to help journalism students

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A scholarship fund aimed at nurturing journalistic talent has been set up by the South China Morning Post and the University of Hong Kong. The Post donated HK$2 million to the SCMP Wah Kiu Yat Po Journalism Scholarship Fund, which will be used ...

  8. Never let facts stand in the way of a good accusation

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Who would have guessed that an innocuous, well-intended government initiative to promote energy-efficient light bulbs could spark accusations of conflict of interest? Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced in his policy address last ...

  9. Going it alone

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin Graham Webb, 61, is probably not the kind of person your parents want you to look up to. Although he is the multi-millionaire founder of international hair care company, Graham Webb International, which was sold to Wella in 2001, Webb's succ ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong trails rival Singapore in students' English skills

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... in a predominantly Chinese society like Hong Kong. Lam believes there must be more research into how best to enhance students' acquisition of both languages. He echoes Tsui's concern about ...




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